Roland Hsu is Associate Director of The Europe Center. His newest book is Ethnic Europe: Mobility, Identity, and Conflict in a Globalized World (Stanford University Press 2010). This work is a collection of essays by international leading analysts of immigration, ethnic identity, European policy, and globalization, edited and with a contribution by Roland Hsu. Before coming to Stanford, Hsu was Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the University of Idaho. At Stanford Hsu is Lecturer in the Introduction to Humanities Program, and has also served as Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising and Research. At the University of Chicago Hsu served as Assistant Director of University Writing Programs. Hsu earned his Ph.D. in History, and M.A. in Art History at the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in Art History and English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Hsu’s research and teaching explore the relationship between politics, art, and memory. His principal interest is modern European intellectual and cultural history, with special focus on the analytic category of memory in historical interpretation. His two new projects are aimed towards history and the contemporary arena: the first is to revise our understanding of memory by reintroducing gender, work, and neighborhood identities to reveal the "collectivities" of collective memory. The second is to demonstrate the importance of history and memory in cases of contemporary post-conflict movements for reconciliation.
Dr. Hsu works closely with The Europe Center staff and researchers on the design and development of research and public dissemination programs at the center.